Thursday, May 16, 2013

Denali Team 2 2013 - Dispatch 4

Denali Team 2: May 12 to June 1
Guides: Andrew Yasso, Geoff Lodge, Andrew Stephen

Climbers:  Blake Penson, Daniel Emond, Carol Akerson, Dan Douthit, David Bradley, Luca Smargiasso, Kevin Harker, Michael Buttery, Tina Fiori

Andrew Stephen called at 9pm PST on May 15th with the following dispatch: 

Summary: The team moved to Camp 2 in white out conditions they built a big snow wall and are enjoying Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce. They may take a rest day on the 15th or collect their cache depending on how people are feeling energy wise.


AK Sandhills said...

Carol, David & Michael,

Getting to camp 2 sounded pretty challenging but you are that much closer to the summit. Two camps down & just two more to go. Wish I was there with you this year.


Val said...

cheeers to all climbers! stay Warm all and a special hello to Mr Emond! Enjoy the little break and smile:-)))Joking is a pretty good way to stay warm!!! I keep a eye on you,so let's go you have good followers and enjoy your time over there! cheersss

Greg - Denali team 1 - 2012 said...

Good luck guys, you have the best guides watching over you ! Cheers from Belgium.

Unknown said...

At camp 2, great achievement!
All my love for you at that hugh mountain, be safe!! thinking of you every minute, hughs kisses from us 3 X

Cornia Smargiasso said...

Good going - right on schedule! Luca, we're missing you but wishing you loads of good weather going further up!
Love, family and the girls!

AKClimber said...

G-Day Blake! Here's to wishing you and your team the best for a successful summit bid. I'm with you all the way! Cheers...Stenga

Cornia Smargiasso said...

Thanks for the update - hope the weather improves very soon and you have sunshine all the way to the top!

Luca - we miss you but hope you are having an amazing time!
All well with the family and lots of hugs and love from your girls!

Unknown said...

Have fun up there. Wishing you guys the best weather possible. I hope that one day I'll be able to enjoy the same experience. Dad (Daniel) you are a true insparation. Indian food and Pad thai you must be in heaven! Love you